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Global Voices 2012 SummitRSVP

  • Venue: Westlands, Nairobi
  • Date: Friday 29th June 2012 :For 5 days
  • Starts: 8:00am Ends: 8:00pm

Global Voices convenes a biennial Summit which brings together the members of the Global Voices project and its wider community with a diverse group of bloggers, technologists, journalists and other interested persons, to share information on developments in citizen media spearheaded by and of direct relevance to people outside North America and Western Europe.

The Summit also provides an opportunity for contributors to the Global Voice

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Ruby User Group Meet-upAnyone

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Thursday 28th June 2012
  • Starts: 6:00pm Ends: 7:30pm

We are a group of Ruby enthusiasts, meeting monthly to present and talk all things Ruby – a dynamic open source Programming Language with a focus on simplicity and productivity. The meet-ups are an opportunity to meet fellow Rubyists, share ideas and of course do some hacking. The community is open to anyone, whether you are looking to add Ruby/Rails to your toolbox or you just want to Try Ruby.

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Google I/O 2012 Day 2 LiveAnyone

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Thursday 28th June 2012
  • Starts: 6:00pm Ends: 10:00pm

Streamed live at the iHub on projector screen. 

Google I/O 2012 is taking place at the Moscone Center, San Francisco.

Thousands of developers have gathered

for the conference focused on building the next generation of tech products (mobile, web).

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Open Data for Development Camp 2012RSVP

  • Venue: Strathmore University, Nairobi
  • Date: Wednesday 27th June 2012 :For 2 days
  • Starts: 10:00am Ends: 6:00pm

The Open Data for Development Camp is part of The Kenya Open Data Pre-Incubator Program. This is a six-month experiment to help accelerate the ability for the public to make sense of data and to galvanize engagement around critical public issues.

It promises a combination of Keynote Speakers, Workshops, Best Practices, Speed Geeking, Hack Space, Networking, Exchange of knowledge and needs, Sharing Data Sets, Co-Creation, Open Data Visualizations, and Inspiration.

The Ope

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Wireless WednesdayAnyone

  • Venue: m:Lab East Africa, Bishop Magua Centre 3rd Floor(O, Nairobi
  • Date: Wednesday 27th June 2012
  • Starts: 10:00am Ends: 3:00pm

The third Wireless Wednesday meetup on mobile innovations in agriculture is slated for 27th June 2012. The meetup for mobile application developers, entrepreneurs, farmers, NGOs, Government representatives, and other stakeholders is supported by USAID through DAI.

The theme of the June event is “Reviewing mobile apps targeting agricultural productivity”.

At the two hour focus group discussion session, participants will discuss the features and

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CREATIVE WEB WORKSHOPAnyone

  • Venue: SILVER SPRINGS HOTEL, NAIROBI
  • Date: Wednesday 27th June 2012 :For 3 days
  • Starts: 8:30am Ends: 4:30pm

INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN CREATIVE WEB WORKSHOP:


The Creative Web Workshop, Software Dynamics in partnership with Google East Africa will be hosting an exciting, on-site and active web, internet marketing and Social Media management workshop, to be held at the Silver Springs Hotel in June 13th to 15

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NexGen/iHub Lan PartyAnyone

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Saturday 23rd June 2012
  • Starts: 5:00pm Ends: 8:00am

NexGen and iHub Nairobi are hosting an overnight LAN party at the iHub on the 23rd-24th June starting at 5pm. Space available for up to 50 gamers, both PC and Console. Register before Friday by sending an email to "info@nexgen.co.ke" with the subject "iHub Nairobi". Members of the WCG Kenya and Game Over groups will get priority in booking for space.

Damage: Free.
Games: TBD

Regards,

NexGen Team

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Mozilla Kenya Hackjam (Hack Jam)Anyone

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Saturday 23rd June 2012
  • Starts: 12:00pm Ends: 5:00pm

Summer Code Campaign aims to bring together individuals who are good at coding or have some skills with any coding language or skill i.e HTML, html5, php... you name them... and people who have no idea what coding is all about or even if they do, then probably they want to learn a new skill or add to what they have, now that's what COOL is, if you ask me! We aim to build the next generation of webmakers!

So here's the plan, the Summer Code Party launches on the 23rd of June. Mozi

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Nokia HackathonAnyone

  • Venue: Human IPO Ngong Road, 88MPH Start-up Garage Piedmo, Nairobi
  • Date: Saturday 23rd June 2012 :For 2 days
  • Starts: 8:00am Ends: 5:00pm

Nokia is calling on all Qt developers for the biggest hack-fest this side of the Limpopo. 100 developers will be put in a room for 48 hrs. to come up with the best Qt apps this nation has ever seen. The best app will win Kshs 1 Million at the end of the Hackathon.

This event is on invite only and registration close on the 14th of June.
The Nokia Hack will be held at the 8

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Robotics BootCamp 2nd EditionAnyone

  • Venue: FabLab(University of Nairobi Science and Technolog, Nairobi
  • Date: Saturday 23rd June 2012
  • Starts: 8:00am Ends: 5:00pm

This Boot Camp is a follow-up event after the successfully inaugural Robotics Boot Camp that was held on 21st April at iHub as part of the NASA International SpaceApps Challenge.

The iHub Robotics Programme aims to come up with innovations and solutions in robotics and embedded system design as well as in vision and sensory control. The objective of the programme is  to design and develop robotics components as well as individual components for these systems.The long term t

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Creative Commons visits KenyaRSVP

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Friday 22nd June 2012
  • Starts: 2:00pm Ends: 4:00pm

Can you feel the excitement? Yes, it's true. iHub is about to welcome an official from Creative Commons -- Jessica Coates, Affiliate Network Coordinator -- to the country. Jessica will be at the iHub on June 22, 2012 from 2-4pm to talk about Creative Commons and what it can do for you.

 

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ANIC (African News Innovation Challenge)Anyone

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Friday 22nd June 2012
  • Starts: 9:00am Ends: 12:00pm

Your ideas could help win you a share of the $1m in seed grants that the African News Innovation Challenge (ANIC) is offering for digital projects that have the potential to improve the way that journalists collect, process, and disseminate news. ANIC is also looking for ideas for disruptive business models, that will help wean the media off advertising by diversifying media's revenue streams.
ANIC classifies digital as tools or strategies that use the Internet, mobile pla

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Fireside Chat with Louis Otieno (GM Microsoft)Anyone

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Thursday 21st June 2012
  • Starts: 6:00pm Ends: 7:00pm

Louis Otieno is Microsoft’s General Manager for East and Southern Africa (ESA), an expansive region that spans 15 countries. He is responsible for Microsoft’s overall business management and strategic development in the region. He is also part of the Leadership Team that steers Microsoft’s business in the West, East, Central Africa & the Indian Ocean Islands (WECA).

 

Reserve your seat:

http://louisotienofireside.eventbrite.com/

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East African Network Operator's Group (EANOG)Anyone

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Saturday 16th June 2012
  • Starts: 8:30am Ends: 1:00pm

For a long time networkers have wanted to have meetings where the dominant discussions are around networking and other networkers in general

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EdTech MeetupAnyone

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Wednesday 13th June 2012
  • Starts: 5:00pm Ends: 6:00pm

Education meets Technology. Discussion on where education and technology in Kenya is heading

 

HAS BEEN CANCELLED 

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Web Creation WorkshopAnyone

  • Venue: SILVER SPRING HOTEL, NAIROBI
  • Date: Wednesday 13th June 2012 :For 3 days
  • Starts: 8:04am Ends: 8:04am

RE: INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN CREATIVE WEB WORKSHOP:


The Creative Web Workshop, Software Dynamics in partnership with Google East Africa will be hosting an exciting, on-site and active web, internet marketing and Social Media management workshop, to be held at the Silver Springs Hotel in June 13th to 15th 2012.

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FrontlineSMS Product LaunchAnyone

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Tuesday 12th June 2012
  • Starts: 6:30pm Ends: 8:30pm

FrontlineSMS lowers barriers to social change using mobile technologies. Our open-source SMS-messaging software helps organizations all over the world overcome communications barriers. It enables users to send, receive and manage SMS over a mobile network. Users only pay the standard text messaging charges through their regular mobile provider.

 

Two years in the making, FrontlineSMS Version 2

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Legal MeetupAnyone

  • Venue: iHub, Nairobi
  • Date: Saturday 9th June 2012
  • Starts: 11:00am Ends: 12:00pm

law+IT meet to discuss

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Mfarm & Samsung launch M-Farm mobile applicationRSVP

  • Venue: Ole Sereni Hotel, Nairobi
  • Date: Tuesday 5th June 2012
  • Starts: 6:00pm Ends: 7:00pm

Mfarm limited, an award winning software solutions and agribusiness company has announced the partnership with Samsung that has seen them release their mobile application, which is available on both Android and Samsung's Bada based phones.

 

The mobile tool allows farmers to receive accurate, real-time crop price information daily, 6 days a week, being sourced from 5 major markets in Kenya: Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret and Kitale. The M-Farm web application gi

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Pivot EastAnyone

  • Venue: The Ole Sereni, Nairobi
  • Date: Tuesday 5th June 2012 :For 2 days
  • Starts: 8:00am Ends: 8:00pm

Pivot East is this year’s edition of the region’s premier mobile apps / de

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East Africa Outsourcing SummitAnyone

  • Venue: Crowne Plaza Nairobi Hotel, Nairobi
  • Date: Tuesday 5th June 2012 :For 2 days
  • Starts: 8:00am Ends: 5:00pm

East Africa and in particular, Kenya, is now a recognized outsourcing hub since the introduction of the first undersea cable, which has allowed a 90% reduction in bandwidth cost.

The East Africa Outsourcing Summit will act as a platform for both existing and potential players in the outsourcing space in East Africa to network and gain insight from the major outsourcing regions.
 
The Summit will focus on global trends and underpin what it takes to achieve the

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Random Hacks of Kindness is BackAnyone

  • Venue: Red Court Hotel, Kenya Red Cross HQ, Nairobi
  • Date: Saturday 2nd June 2012 :For 2 days
  • Starts: 8:00am Ends: 4:00pm

Subject Matter Experts and Developers, Working non-stop!, Will be Hacking Solutions to some of the Challenges they face.

Problem Categories Include:

  1. Urban Disasters;
  2. Election Monitoring;
  3. Counties/Political Boundaries Data Management;
  4. And More...

 Venues of the event are as follows:

  • Nairobi Venue: Red Court Hotel;
  • Kampala Venue: Makerere University;
  • Kigali Venue: Kigali Institute of Sci

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VC4Africa Nairobi MeetupAnyone

  • Venue: Jockey Pub - Hilton Hotel, Nairobi
  • Date: Thursday 31st May 2012
  • Starts: 7:00pm Ends: 10:00pm

VC4Africa, Africa’s largest entrepreneur and investor network, will this Thursday hold its second meet-up in Nairobi at the Hilton Hotel’s Jockey Pub from 7.00PM till 10.00PM. The event is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to meet and network with potential investors, mentors and like-minded individuals over a cold Tusker and share ideas, challenges, opportunities and contacts.

 

VC4Africa is a fast growing network of entrepreneurs and investors dedicated

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Report: How ICTs are transforming the African EconomyAnyone

  • Venue: World Bank Country Office (Upper Hill), Nairobi
  • Date: Thursday 31st May 2012
  • Starts: 4:00pm Ends: 7:00pm


ICTs have the potential to transform business and government in Africa, driving entrepreneurship, innovation and economic growth. A new flagship report identifies best practice in the use of ICTs in key sectors of the African economy.

The report, published by eTransform Africa, produced by The World Bank and the African Development Bank, with the support of the African Union, will be launched on May 31.

 

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Open Innovation Africa Summit²RSVP

  • Venue: Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi
  • Date: Monday 28th May 2012 :For 3 days
  • Starts: 8:00am Ends: 2:30pm

Nokia, infoDev and Capgemini will be organizing the second Open Innovation Africa Summit (OIAS²) between 28th and 30th of May 2012 in Nairobi, Kenya and would be excited to have you participating at the profound debates and thought-leader presentations that help to shape the future of the African innovation society. OIAS² builds on the results of the inaugural Open Innovation Africa Summit, organized in December 2010, by continuing to cultivate collaboration and to promote a

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